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9 to 12 Component
of 6-12 Elementary Course

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DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

The 9-12 Component will cover content area and techniques for presentation for math, geometry, geography, history, language, literature, biology, human systems, and chemistry/environmental studies. Techniques will include use of the material, follow-up exercises, ideas for supplemental teacher-made materials, and use of charts and time lines. Notes on the presentations will be given to the workshop participants. Also, a Teacher's Manual for the 9-12 program on the use of Montessori materials taught in this course is given for the students to personalize.

This component may be taken to satisfy requirements for the 6-12 Montessori Elementary Credential.


Adult Learners wishing to obtain the 6-12 Elementary Credential must:

  1. Possess a 6-9 Elementary Credential from an approved MACTE accredited 6-9 course, the content of which is the equivalent of the 6-9 content of this institution. Adult Learners may request evaluation of their 6-9 teacher education program.  If their program is equivalent or if they make up any areas of deficiency, they may receive the 6-12 credential from this program.
  2. Successfully complete the 9-12 Component
  3. Possess a 4-year college degree from an accredited college or university.

Applications may also be downloaded here.

Early Childhood Pre-requisite for 6-9 Course
6-9 Course Application
9-12 Component Application

Students wishing to take this workshop for information only:

This workshop may be taken for information only. In this case Adult Learners should have had 6-9 training for maximum benefit but a 6-9 Credential is not required.

SUBJECT AREAS COVERED IN THE COURSE INCLUDE:

Math
Squaring and cubing of binomials and trinomials and their algebraic representations square root and cube root; all four basic operations with integers and their rules; powers of numbers through expanded and exponential notation; ratio and proportion. In addition, word problem solving techniques and their application are presented through the math program.
Geometry
Area, extended work with the Pythagorean equivalencies, circle work (circumference and area); lateral and total surface area. The solid geometry begins with the concept of volume through the application of various formulae and extensions with polyhedrons.
Economic Geography
Emphasis is on interdependencies of people in an economic setting. Production consumption comparisons are made and related to the concepts of importing and exporting. Current event topics related to internal and external economic interdependencies and world changes are used as a springboard for further studies. (May include such things as study of commodities and stock exchange, World Bank, and World Court.)
History

Civilization studies are introduced with migration transition charts and a review of the fundamental needs of humans. These along with history research guide questions are used for the study of the following: Sumerian; Egyptian; Minoan and Mycenean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; Medieval through Renaissance; Native American; United States; California.

Physical geography is studied as related to the specific civilization. Asian and African civilizations are presented for independent study.
Language

The history of the English language and etymology studies are taught throughout the program. Also included are continued and more in-depth study of the noun, adjective, verb and verbals. In addition, logical analysis work extends from simple sentences through compound, complex, and compound complex sentences, as well as other sentence variations.

 Language mechanics, research and documentation skills are also included.
Literature
Literature is an integral part of the language curriculum as well as being integrated throughout the other academic areas.
Science
Comparative Systems in biology, human systems, and chemistry and environmental studies.
Philosophy of the 9-12 year old
Philosophy of the 6-9 is reviewed; then the specifics of 9-12 year old characteristics are discussed in relation to the curriculum, presentations, self-directedness, and interpersonal relations.
Classroom management and record keeping
Techniques for class groupings and organization as well as presentation follow-ups designed to foster Adult Learner independence are presented. The importance of accurate record keeping in relation to the child, the teacher, the parents, and the administration is emphasized. Various methods of record keeping and reporting (feedback in terms of lesson summaries, presentation check lists, progress reports) are presented.
Additional Topics
Art, Music, PE, Computer, School Administration

Workshop Schedule and Hours

9 to 12 - Summer 2014
June 23 - July 25, 2014

The 9-12 Elementary Education Course is given during 5 weeks of the summer, usually in even-numbered years. A final assessment for successful completion of the course is included for those wishing to receive the EI-II Montessori credential.

The 9-12 component will also be given in odd-numbered years with a minimum of five adult learners.

Classes are held Monday - Friday from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.


9-12 Course Staff

9-12  Coordinator and Instructor:    Katherine Basmagy
Ms.Basmagy has been the Head Teacher in both Early Childhood and Elementary Montessori classrooms at Montessori School House/Maria Montessori Elementary in San Diego since 1977. She is a Teacher Educator at the Montessori Center for Teacher Education, San Diego, in both the EI and EII Elementary programs, having an AMI  EI-II Credential and an IAPM  Early Childhood Credential.  She is the major instructor for the 9-12 component of the 6-12 (EI-II) teacher education course.  Ms. Basmagy has written a Teachers Manual for the 9-12 program with full color illustrations on the use of the Montessori materials taught in this course.  Adult Learners will be given a copy of this Resource Manual.

 Instructors

  • Dena Stoneman
  • Liane Jones
  • Debbie Sheehan
  • Lo Ann Jundt
  • Valerie Lam
  • Joanne Enochson

9-12 Component
of the EI-II Course Fees

(Effective through August 2014)
Application / Registration
100.00
AMS Student Fee
205.00
MACTE Student Fee
151.00
Tuition
3125.00
Total
$3581.00